Amazon Luna: the boss of the streaming service leaves the project

Amazon Luna: the boss of the streaming service leaves the project

Amazon Luna

About 6 months ago, Amazon Luna was officially presented, the Amazon cloud gaming service that many immediately put in opposition to Google Stadia. Less than a year after that announcement, today we have come to discover that the Amazon service boss has left the company to join another company, Unity; a mandate from Luna's former boss that lasted less than a year.

This news was discovered by Matthew Ball, who posted on his Twitter account the results of what he recently discovered about the boss by Amazon Luna, Marc Whitten. When the cloud gaming service was announced last September, Whitten always said he was very optimistic about Luna and the future of this fledgling platform, but these thoughts did not affect the decision to leave Amazon and start a new career in Unity. .

Marc Whitten worked at Amazon for nearly five years, holding various roles until being elected as Vice President for the Amazon Entertainment Devices and Services gill. Prior to that, Whitten had spent two years at the Sonos audio company, and still previously worked at Microsoft as an executive on the Xbox team, staying there for a long time, well over 17 years.

Just to make this more clear, Head of Amazon's cloud gaming division moved to a gaming business focused on local processing

- Matthew Ball (@ballmatthew) February 24, 2021

Amazon Luna will continue on its own path, especially in a historical moment where these cloud gaming services seem to be laying the foundations for a new way to enjoy the world of gaming from here on out. What do you think of this abandonment by the Luna boss? Do you believe that everything will have tangible impacts on the Amazon cloud gaming service? Let us know yours with a comment.

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Amazon Luna cloud gaming free trial is now available on Fire TVs without an invite


More Fire TV owners can try out Amazon Luna.


You can try out Amazon Luna for free on Fire TV devices and order one of the controllers without an invitation, the company said earlier this week. The e-commerce giant's cloud gaming service launched in early access last year, but was an invite-only party.

You can download the Luna app on your Fire TV and use a 7-day free trial to dive in -- the service has a solid library of games including Control, Metro Exodus, Sonic Mania and Grid. After that period, it'll set you back $5.99 a month during the early access phase.

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For another $14.99 a month, you can access the Ubisoft Plus channel and play games like Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

You don't need a Fire TV device to try out the service. It's available on PC, Mac, some Android devices, iPhone and iPad, but those still require an invitation. Luna is currently limited to people on the US mainland.